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Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

The Latest: UN views annexation of the Golan 'null and void'

Mar. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.N. Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights "null and void and without international legal effect" — and the U.N....

The Latest: Hamas says cease-fire reached with Israel

Mar. 25, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. Gaza's Hamas rulers say Egypt has brokered a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting with Israel. Hamas media says the cease-fire went into effect at 10 p.m. (2000 GMT) Monday. There was no immediate Israeli...

Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

Mar. 23, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique. Members of the Indian and South African militaries are joining aid groups in flying over stretches of central Mozambique as they look for signs...

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. The death toll appeared likely to rise still further, with another 28 people still listed as missing, the...

'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

Mar. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi climbed past 600. Eight days after Cyclone Idai...

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers." Speaking a week after the terrorist...

The Latest: UN chief visits mosque and urges global safety

Mar. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 7:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has gone to the first mosque built in New York City to urge people "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship" a week after a gunman killed 50 Muslim...

The Latest: UN calls on Venezuelan parties to lower tensions

Mar. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The United Nations says it learned "with concern" about reports that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff has been detained, and it renewed a call for all parties "to lower tensions...

UN report: Sex abuse in UN peacekeeping drops, up elsewhere

Mar. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping missions decreased in 2018 — but allegations against other U.N. personnel and against staff of organizations implementing U.N. programs increased, according to a U.N. report released Monday. Secretary-General...